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Cyclone Nisarga: Mumbai Escape Worst Of The Cyclone,Wind Speed Slows Down
Cyclone Nisarga, the second to strike India's coasts in less than two weeks
Cyclone Nisarga: Mumbai Escape Worst Of The Cyclone, Wind Speed Slows Down
New Delhi: The Coronavirus hit Financial Capital has escaped the worst severe cyclonic storm Nisarga with the rain stopping and wind speeds reducing drastically, the second to strike India in two weeks.No damage has been reported from Mumbai where the movement of people was restricted in public places like beaches, parks along the coastline till tomorrow afternoon. Flight operations have been stopped at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport till 7 pm in view of the ongoing landfall of cyclone Nisarga. The severe cyclonic storm barrelled into Maharashtra's coast this afternoon, making landfall at Alibaug near Mumbai.
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1-Tropical storm Nisarga made landfall this afternoon near Alibaug, a popular gateway about 100 km from Mumbai, NDRF chief SN Pradhan tweeted, along with some dramatic clips that show tree swaying, electricity poles amid strong winds and heavy rain
2- Alibaug reported a wind speed of 93 km per hour this afternoon. The tropical storm likely to weaken into a cyclone in the next six hours crossed the coast with wind speeds of 100-110 km per hour.
3-The center of the severe cyclone "Nisarga" is very close to the Maharashtra coast. The landfall process started and it will be completed during the next three hours. The IMD tweeted that the northeast sector of the eye of severe cyclonic storm "Nisarga" is entering into land,".The storm will gradually enter into Mumbai and Thane during the next three hours, said the weather office in an earlier post
4- Cyclone Nisarga is expected to have wind speeds in excess of 100 km per hour, with gusts up to 120 km per hour. The Met department has also warned of one to two-meter high storm surges inundating low-lying areas of Maharashtra.
5- Forty-three teams of NDRF have been deployed in areas expected to be affected along Maharashtra and Gujarat coasts.NDRF chief SN Pradhan in a video message this afternoon said that "The evacuation is nearly complete. Those in shelters are being trained for life skills and social distancing is being ensured. All preparations are in order. Let's hope we safely ride through the cyclone,"
6- Mumbai civic body BMC has put a list of dos and don't for citizens."Dial 1916 and Press 4 for any cyclone-related questions. Ignore rumors, stay calm, don't panic," the BMC said.
7- As the cyclone inched closer strong wind picked up in a coastal area this morning. Goa, Ratnagiri, Alibaug where the landfall was expected reported heavy rain.
8- The civil aviation regulator DGCA on Tuesday cautioned airlines about the dangers of operating during monsoon and stormy conditions. Air and rail traffic has been disrupted due to storm
9- Cyclone Nisarga will be the second to strike India's coasts in less than two weeks; last month Cyclone Amphan, one of the worst storms to have formed over the Bay of Bengal in recent years, struck Bengal and parts of Odisha, killing nearly 100 people and affecting lakhs.
10- Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray urged the people of Mumbai to "stay indoors" as Cyclone Nisarga has been calculated by the weather office to make landfall in the state's coast tomorrow. Any damage left in the wake of the cyclone will add more stress and could complicate the fight against COVID-19.